Ear mites are tiny, crab-like parasites that invade the outer ears and ear canals of cats. Ear mites multiply quickly and can easily jump from pet to pet, including other species present in the home, including dogs and rabbits.
How can I tell if my cat has ear mites? If you notice any of the following symptoms, it’s possible that your cat may have ear mites. A trip to your vet will confirm the diagnosis. If untreated, an ear mite infestation can become severe and lead to partial or complete hearing loss for your cat. Ear mites are also terribly uncomfortable for your cat. The sooner you can get this situation treated, the happier and healthier your cat will be.
What does a cat ear mite infection look like? In this case a picture really is worth a thousand words. Look for these things:
Ear mites on cats are not just found in the ears. This parasite can travel all over the cat’s body. Ear mites think other species are tasty too, and they are very contagious. Without treatment, your cat’s ear mite infestation can spread to the family dog, rabbit or hamsters. All family pets have to be treated if mites are found on just one animal. That’s just one more reason why a trip to your local veterinarian or pet health care clinic should be scheduled if you suspect ear mites. Parasites are just one cause of cat otitis (inflammation of the ear). Other causes include allergies, endocrine diseases and tumors. Only a trip to the vet will provide you with a proper diagnosis.
First you must treat the ears. NaturPet Ear Drops will both clean your cat’s ears, as well as eradicate ear mites and kill off any bacterial or yeast infection. NaturPet Ear Drops are safe and can even be applied to kittens.
Because mites can be located outside the ear area, the entire body of the cat should also be treated. The cat should be bathed in a natural anti-parasite shampoo containing neem, cedar oil, or leleshwa. Use along with NaturPet’s D Wormer, which contains herbs to eradicate most parasites. (all but heartworm)